The Voice Richie VanessaTwo Waterford singers have made it through to the semi final of RTE’s The Voice of Ireland, out of over 2,000 who auditioned for the show.

Richie Hayes and Vanessa Whelan are now within a hair’s breadth of a recording contract with Universal Music and both remain firm audience and judges’ favourites, having beaten off stiff competition throughout the blind auditions, battle rounds and live shows.